Matt Parkinson

Matt Parkinson

Comedian, Actor, Writer, Radio Presenter and Game-show Winner

Matt Parkinson has over three decades of experience in the Australian entertainment business.

As a comedian, actor, writer and radio presenter his credits run the full gamut, including The Big Gig, Full Frontal, Spicks and Specks, A Country Practice, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, regular spots on ABC radio and co-hosting top-rating commercial breakfast show The Cage.

Over the years he’s also established a reputation for his formidable memory and general knowledge. In 1992 he took home over $250,000 worth of cash and prizes on ‘Sale of the Century’. Subsequently, he was a key member of the Brains Trust on the cult quiz show ‘The Einstein Factor’ and is currently known to many as quiz behemoth ‘Goliath’ on ‘The Chase Australia’.

‘Aussie Inventions That Changed the World’ represents a new role for Matt as a documentary host.

“As a viewer, documentaries on TV have always been my thing.  I just can’t get enough of them”, he says, “So when the chance to tell some great Australian stories came along, I just had to be involved. What’s really exciting about this series is that it will remind Australians that, at our best, we are a progressive, innovative country. We thrive on challenges and these invention stories are all about people who backed themselves against the odds. Sometimes the best ideas are the ones that stand out from the pack.”

Aussie Inventions That Changed The World

Season 1
Episode
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7: Airborne
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7: Airborne
Mon 5 August·7:30pm
Rec
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Mon 5 August·10:30pm
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Tue 6 August·12:30am
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Tue 6 August·6:30am
6: Food Preservation
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6: Food Preservation
Mon 29 July·7:30pm
Rec
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Mon 29 July·10:30pm
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Tue 30 July·12:30am
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Tue 30 July·6:30am
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Tue 30 July·11:30am
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Wed 31 July·9:30pm
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Fri 2 August·8:30pm
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Sat 3 August·12:30pm
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Sun 4 August·7:30pm
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Mon 5 August·9:30am
5: Medical
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5: Medical
Tue 23 July·11:30am
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Wed 24 July·9:30pm
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Fri 26 July·8:30pm
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Sat 27 July·12:30pm
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Sun 28 July·7:30pm
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Mon 29 July·9:30am